Port Chester

Village residents are concerned a $300 million redevelopment of the former United Hospital site may bring poverty-wage jobs, heavy traffic, unsafe working conditions and starve village of much-needed tax revenues




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Nestor Castillo’s American Dream

Nestor Castillo tells a particularly feel-good story. Castillo talks about his good job with the health insurance that he shares with his whole family, his annuity and pension and his good life with his wife and daughter and how he can’t wait to buy a house for his family. But it was not always like that. A native of Honduras,…

Build Up Activists Pack Port Chester Trustees Redevelopment Hearing

The Port Chester Village Board of Trustees held a special hearing Tuesday night to discuss the Final Environmental Impact Statement that Starwood Capital Group submitted for its $415 million plan to redevelop the United Hospital site. As more than 60 Build Up New York activists—most of them residents of Port Chester and Westchester County—looked on, six trustees heard reports from…

Who is Looking out For Port Chester?

Starwood Capital Group is asking the Port Chester Village Board of Trustees to rezone the United Hospital site for its proposed $300 million mixed-use redevelopment, with residential, hotel and office and retail spaces. Starwood is also seeking millions in tax breaks that would reduce the development’s tax obligations to Port Chester, including to the village’s already overcrowded public schools over…

Build Up New York Activists Urge Port Chester to Get Community Benefits Agreement on Starwood Project

Build Up New York activists told Port Chester Board of Trustees members this week that the village should not amend its zoning for a proposed redevelopment project before getting ironclad Community Benefits commitments from its proponent, Startwood Capital Group.

Joaquin Vallejo Expresses Build Up New York’s Support for Port Chester and its Firefighters

Build Up New York activist Joaquin Vallejo urged the Port Chester Village Board of Trustees on Monday to consider schools, local businesses and homeowners,

Build Up New York to Attend Port Chester Village Trustee Meeting

Build Up New York members who live in Port Chester and the nearby communities are heading to Monday’s scheduled meeting of the Village Trustees to stand up for their community.